Of the pack of natural gas wells that SG Interests wants to drill in Pitkin County, there is one lead dog, and that’s well 8-89-31 #1. And if 8-89-31 #1 keeps its lead status, it would be the first gas well drilled and fracked in Pitkin County in decades.
Federal and state officials, along with a trio of Garfield County commissioners, heard loud and clear from 30 of the citizens at the meeting that drilling for gas in the Thompson-Divide area was not a good idea.
Both antitrust inquiries arose from a snarl of bad blood, clashing, and lawsuits between shifting factions of gas operators competing for stakes — territory, infrastructure and loyalties among them — in the expanding Ragged Mountain and Thompson Divide areas in the early and mid-2000s.
ASPEN – Pitkin County could receive at least $3 million in annual rent from a proposed new private jet center—a sum that is 16 times more than what the current fixed-base operator pays at Sardy Field.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28 the Roaring Fork Biomass Consortium hosted a regional biomass summit at Carbondale town hall. The day included a number of presentations on the feasibility of biomass in the Roaring Fork River valley region. At the biomass summit, Aspen Journalism presented an audio slideshow with photos and audio captured during an educational […]
Below is the transcript for the radio story that is posted above and was produced in collaboration with KDNK public radio in Carbondale:
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke Thursday at a communications and society seminar at the Aspen Institute (FOCAS). He primarily addressed the subject of how citizens can exercise their democratic duties in the networked world, although he also gave a long overview of media and communications history. Gore spoke off-the-cuff for about an hour and […]
The state’s Water Quality Control Division says a division of Williams natural gas company failed to take measures at a gas field construction site to keep dirt and mud from running down steep hills into a tributary of Parachute Creek, which flows into the Colorado River in Parachute. On Nov. 1, 2010, state inspectors witnessed […]
Williams is not alone when it comes to failing inspections at construction sites in Garfield County’s gas fields. The Petroleum Development Company received two stormwater permits, one in 2002 and one in 2007, for construction of an access road for oil and gas exploration on 56 acres about 10 miles north of Parachute. Under the […]